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Public Hearing/Regular Board Meeting

August 17, 2015


August 17, 2015


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday August 17, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were:  Jodie Greig; Mike Karels, Nancy Anderson and Duane Schnell.  Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Amy Peterson- Estherville News,  Paul Enerson, Jason Kollash, Bob Grems, Ed Funston, Rick Gebel, David McCaulley, Frank Christensen, Shane Kalous(5:19pm)




CALL TO ORDER                                                                   President Greig called the public hearing to order at 5:10pm.

ROLL CALL and DETERMINATION of a QUORUM                             Board members present were Karels, Anderson, Schnell and Greig.

                                                                                                Absent: Kathy Miller-Cornwall.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                      Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the Agenda.

                                                                                                Motion carried 4-0.

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT LEVY                                      Paul Enerson asked how long the levy had been in place and if it was

ever brought before the voters.Superintendent Paul and SBO Woods explained that it is a levy that is board approved every five years and was implemented in 1992 by the legislature.


ADJOURNMENT                                                                    Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to adjourn the public hearing at 5:16 PM.  Motion carried 4-0.




CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                                                President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:16p.m.  Board members present were Greig, Karels, Anderson.  Absent – Cornwall.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                                                  Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 4-0.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS                                                                   President Greig welcomed all those in attendance and had visitors introduce themselves.

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       None

CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the consent Agenda as presented.

                                                                                                                  Motion carried 4-0.               

                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from the July 20, 2015 Board Meeting.


Hires – Ms. Lindsi Franzen, MS Volleyball – Step 1, $1,350; Mr. Billy Snyder, MS Wrestling, Step 1 - $1,350.  Resignations – Ms. Margaret Gebel, Lunch Program

Finance Reports                      

                                                                                       Highlights                           None.


               Administrator reports were informational.


Unfinished Business

Policies – Series 500 Students-Policies 500-501.16                 No Action – 2nd  Reading

Policy 409.3 – 409.3E2                                                           Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve Policies 409.3 to 409.3E2, Family Medical Leave Act as presented and to waive the second and third readings of this policy.

Motion carried 4-0.

New Business

Instructional Support Levy                                             Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to adopt the following resolution:

                                                                                               The Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central

                                                                                                Community School District in Emmet and Dickinson Counties,

                                                                                                State of Iowa, shall be authorized for a period of five years, to levy

                                                                                                and impose an instructional support tax in an amount not

                                                                                                exceeding ten percent of the total regular program district cost

                                                                                                for the budget year and monies received under 257.14 as a

                                                                                                budget adjustment for the budget year, and be authorized

                                                                                                annually, as determined by the Board, to levy a combination of

                                                                                                an instructional support property tax upon all the taxable

                                                                                                property within the school district, commencing with the levy for

                                                                                                collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, and to impose

                                                                                                an instructional support income surtax upon the state individual

                                                                                                income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the

                                                                                                school district on December 31 of each calendar year commencing

                                                                                                with the calendar year 2016, or each year thereafter, to be used for

                                                                                                any general fund purpose.

                                                                                                Roll call vote – Ayes:  Greig, Anderson, Karels, Schnell.  Nays – None

                                                                                                Motion carried 4-0.

2015-16 Milk & Bread Bid                                                      Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the Anderson Erickson bid for dairy products and the Pan-O-Gold bread product contract for the 2015-16 school year. Motion carried 4-0.

2015-16 Swimming Agreement                                                Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the Cooperative Sponsorship of Student Activities agreement for swimming with Algona and Emmetsburg.  Motion carried 4-0.

2016 Iowa Drug & Alcohol Testing Program                           Motion by Anderson, second by Karels to approve the 2016 IDTAP program and fee.  Motion carried 4-0.


Construction Project-Rotunda Bathroom Removal                   Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve remodeling the Demoney Rotunda bathrooms.

Motion carried 4-0.

Adjournment                                                                           Motion by Anderson, second by Karels to adjourn the meeting at 5:59p.m.  Motion carried 4-0.


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Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, military affiliation, political party preference, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Mrs. Tara Paul, Superintendent, 1814 7th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334. 712-362-2692

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